When it comes to replacing several teeth or a full arch, dental implants can be used as anchors to hold a prosthesis (denture) in place. The implants themselves are permanent, but the prosthesis can be either fixed or removable. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Removable dental implants allow you to take out your teeth for cleaning and to clean your gums.
Your teeth will remain secure as long as they are in your mouth. On the other hand, permanent implant teeth cannot be removed except by a dentist, so you must brush and floss them like natural teeth. Permanent implants are a different type of complete oral implant option. The main difference is that dentures are removable and must be taken out for proper maintenance and hygiene.
All on 4 teeth, on the other hand, are permanently installed in the mouth and are fully supported by implants. They never leave your mouth during eating, cleaning your teeth, or ever. Additionally, All on 4 teeth are made of zirconia, which is basically high-quality porcelain, while dentures are made of acrylic. It's important to note that hybrid dentures should be avoided.
All-on-4 dental implants, also known as same-day dental implants, provide a comfortable and natural-looking alternative to conventional dentures.
They offer a permanent set of teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. However, they require more commitment when it comes to cleaning them, and the tissues surrounding the implants can become infected just like with natural teeth. If you have lost several or all of your teeth and cannot afford dental implants, removable dentures may be the best option for you. These dentures have special fittings on the fitting surface designed to attach them to dental implants. All-on-4 implants provide comfortable results without causing friction or discomfort between the gums and dentures.
However, if you don't manage to remove plaque from and between artificial teeth, you become more susceptible to gum disease. Fixed prostheses aim to provide dental bridges or dental implants that do not need to be removed at night. Before placing dental implants in your mouth, you may benefit from the latest artificial bone grafting methods. All-on-4 dental implants remain permanently embedded in your jaw with proper care and support an entire arc of teeth in your mouth.